Tamil Nadu which has a wonderful landscape is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. The Western and Eastern Ghats which culminate at the Nilgiri Hills give rise to a lot of these waterfalls.
Beautiful waterfalls in Tamil Nadu
- Siruvani Waterfalls
Situated in the Siruvani Hills of Tamil Nadu (near Coimbatore), this waterfall is found inside a dense forest. You will have to take a trek of approximately 4 kilometers to reach the place and experience the beauty of the falls.
The fresh and cool water that rolls down from the hills is known for its good taste. The medicinal properties of the water is another reason you must visit this waterfall. A good place for a picnic, you can even reach the place from Coimbatore Railway Station which is only 36 Kilometers away.
- Hogenakkal Falls
The Hogenakkal Falls which is located in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu is called the “Niagara of India”. A place where you can experience nature at its best, Hogenakkal Falls has clean surroundings and a mesmerizing scenery.
The waterfall naturally divides the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The frothy white swirling water which runs violent is a sight that must not be missed. One of the most beautiful natural places in Tamil Nadu, it is best to visit between the months of October and January.
- Monkey Falls
A lovely waterfall with plenty of water flow during the monsoon season, Monkey Falls is one of the best natural places to visit near Coimbatore district (67 km away) in Tamil Nadu. The water plunges from a height of 60 feet and it is possible to take baths at the bottom of the falls.
One can see a lot of monkeys in the place. A soft trek over the waterfall will certainly give a captivating sight. Considered to be one of the cleanest waterfalls in Tamil Nadu, the water flow is good all through the year.
- Catherine Falls
A double-cascaded waterfall in the Nilgris district of Tamil Nadu, Catherine Falls flows from an altitude of 250 feet. The place is surrounded by tea plantations and a beautiful forest. There is just green all around the place.
If you are a trekking enthusiast you will certainly love this waterfall. However, it is not advisable to trek after 4 pm since darkness sets quickly and the rocks in the place are a lot slippery. The falls is located 30 km from Ooty.
- Courtallam Falls
One of the most popular waterfalls in Tamil Nadu, Courtallam Falls is also known as the “Spa of South”. There are a total of nine waterfalls – Peraruvi being the biggest – which are collectively known as Courtallam Falls.
Situated close to Tenkasi district (7 km), the falls is a good place to relax and rejuvenate. Settled inside deep forests, the falls does not have many slippery surfaces. This makes bathing totally safe. The best time to visit the place is between the months of June and October.
- Thalaiyar Falls
The Thalaiyar Falls is located in the Palani Hills of Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu. The highest waterfalls in Tamil Nadu, Thalaiyar Falls can viewed on a road trip to Dindigul district on ghat road from Kodaikanal.
The only way to get to the falls is by trekking almost 6 km on a rugged and slippery track. Since the trek is highly risky, it is better to enjoy the falls from afar.
- Suruli Falls
The Suruli Falls is one of those falls which keeps flowing throughout the year. Water falls from an altitude of 150 feet and there are close to 20 caves around the falls. Kailasanathar Temple Cave is the most important cave in the place.
Located in the Theni district, you will have to trek 2 km upwards from the nearest road to reach the falls. The best time to visit is between the months of June and October.
- Bear Shola Falls
The Bear Shola Falls can be reached by taking a trek through a dense Reserve Forest in Kodaikanal. Though there is no track inside the forest, a 400-meter walk in the right direction will take you to the falls.
The lovely view that Bear Shola Falls provides is alluring. The best time to visit the place is right after the monsoon season.
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